Hugo600si

Lives in Netherlands Spanbroek, Netherlands
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Curious, unless it did not work as well as advertised, or removed advertising a little too well :)

It would not surprise me the samples used early were handpicked after checking with a lot of images. The reality most likely would have disappointed a lot of non photographers, not understanding why it can’t show details that were never there... Understanding it is smartly cloning and decucing from what is there makes it useful in some circumstances, but it is no scifi csi tool that can fill in a face that was obscured (unless it has another source for the facial details, which would be cool :) )

At the same time the legal implication on making a tool that easilly removes watermarks may have left their legal team pushing back. This would most likely be a big, undesired, use case for the tool.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 10:54 UTC as 10th comment
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ipopov: Dear dpreview staff, the proper character to use for roman literals is "I" (capital i), not l (lower case L). Title of this post looks very weird because of your use of L. See https://screenshots.firefox.com/25KtIU2feVyh7kNj/www.dpreview.com

Edit: or you can use special Unicode literals for roman numbers: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/49265/why-should-i-ever-use-unicode-s-special-characters-for-roman-numerals#49266
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Forms

Example: Sony A7R Ⅲ

@DamianFl, thanks, learning English on the internet is one of the reasons so many people speak English in my country as a second, third or fourth language. Tricky part is the American and UK spelling, this being another nice example.

The standardization is for -ium, US predominantly used -um, the spelling over time went from alumium (1807) to aluminum to aluminium (1812), with Webster in 1828 falling back to aluminum, around 1890 both appeared in news papers equally, with scientists having settled on -ium for some time already. Then in the us in 1925 the chemical society settled on -um, before in 1990 the IUPAC standardized on -ium, doing nothing to change US day to day spelling. As this is a US forum I stand by my -um, as a standardiZed US spelling ;)

But feel free to correct my spelling any day, ideally indicating UK/US rules as that is tricky for non native spellers... btw, in Dutch it is aluminium as well :)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 09:39 UTC
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ipopov: Dear dpreview staff, the proper character to use for roman literals is "I" (capital i), not l (lower case L). Title of this post looks very weird because of your use of L. See https://screenshots.firefox.com/25KtIU2feVyh7kNj/www.dpreview.com

Edit: or you can use special Unicode literals for roman numbers: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/49265/why-should-i-ever-use-unicode-s-special-characters-for-roman-numerals#49266
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Forms

Example: Sony A7R Ⅲ

*aluminum hat prepared*
I think they do not want search engines to find this article, Nlkon must have paid the copy writer to fumble it up.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 22:32 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Did you mention battery life? It's the only thing I'd change about mirrorless, some sort of nuclear power cell is required to make them useful for travel into the wild, or just feeling comfortable shooting at a wedding.

Which is one of the most important upgrades between the a7ii and a7iii, massive increase in battery capacity (and size). Should be good for weddings in any case

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 14:16 UTC
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NIba: Noob question regarding the M.2s. I have a dinosaur of a Workstation, the Dell T5500. I am looking for an M.2. to hold my 4K videos and I was thinking of connecting it to the computer's PCIe 2.0 (Obviously not gonna utelize it's full potential). I plan on upgrading in the future to a better desktop for both Gaming and Video Editing. Could I hot swap this M.2 from my old computer to the New Computer without issues? It is not holding the OS. I am having a WD 500GB SATA do that.

@BeaverTerror, nonsense, stop advising on basis of specification and non real-life tests, the drive is not the massive bottleneck anymore, except when archiving or moving files. Yes they are blazingly fast in test scenarios, however they are expensive (double price for 2tb), affordable ones are low capacity (not for large data storage at normal prices yet, 2TB is still around the 1.2k mark). The new 3d now coming to market will bring many more m.2’s later this year at a lower price point so now is not the time if you can postpone. Buying a 2 tb drive now will just waste a few hundred dollar with very minimal benefit.

Some statistics from the older lightroom: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Adobe-Lightroom-2015-8-Storage-Performance-Analysis-875/

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 11:33 UTC
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mosc: 960 pro is better, 960 evo is comparable and the same money.

This is not news, it's advertorial

They forgot the most interesting part where WD created their own controller for these drives. Performance seems to be all over the place, some areas top spot, some areas comparable to an Intel 600p. With its current recommended price it is seems expensive, the 960 EVO is the better option, though it does have 50% more durability sitting in between the EVO and the PRO with 600 TB (I've not had any problems with hard use of a Samsung 951 with only 75TB so these numbers might be getting in the theoretical side of things being more than enough)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 14:19 UTC
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NIba: Noob question regarding the M.2s. I have a dinosaur of a Workstation, the Dell T5500. I am looking for an M.2. to hold my 4K videos and I was thinking of connecting it to the computer's PCIe 2.0 (Obviously not gonna utelize it's full potential). I plan on upgrading in the future to a better desktop for both Gaming and Video Editing. Could I hot swap this M.2 from my old computer to the New Computer without issues? It is not holding the OS. I am having a WD 500GB SATA do that.

I don't believe the t5500 has an m.2 slot. Buying a special pcie card for this is a waste of money as there will be next to no performance difference between a regular sata 3 SSD and an m.2 to begin with (and now you are slowing it down and introducing all kinds of tricky issues in configuring that drive). My suggestion would be to buy a regular sata SSD for your 4K, then with your new computer buy an m.2 for your OS (prices may have dropped by then as well) and move the sata SSD with your data over from your old PC.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 14:07 UTC
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NicoPPC: From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

@nikonmojo, America was a peaceful country without guns, until those bloody Europeans came with their guns and messed it all up. So it is all the fault of those Europeans who started it themselves. I’d say throw all those decendents of Europeans out and make America peaceful again! (Please note they will not be allowed to bring their guns when going back to EU, seems they have grown sensible there in the past 5 centuries, but you can bring your camera safely!)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 09:00 UTC

If you post a video of a home built drone going up to 33000 feet in an area where it is legal there are a ton of warnings from dpr about risk, would not do it etc etc.

But when someone claims to have broken into a museum/launch area (illegal), assaulted a guard dog by hitting it and using pepper spray (obviously very illegal) its all fine because he claims ‘Russians’.

In many civilized countries income from illegal activities are confiscated, so time to ‘pluck’ him, or have him fess up he is a liar having read too many spy novels coming up with a fancy story.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 10:57 UTC as 2nd comment
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ProfHankD: Well, Sony engineered it to the specs -- the weatherproofing standards are pretty specific about water coming from above, not below. Then again, they were already doing pretty well with water from above....

Sadly my sony hangs on a blackrapid all day... meaning up is down and vice versa... aka, no weather sealing :(

Never had a problem in the past 20 years though :)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 02:54 UTC
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Dragonrider: That single tube at an angle will make a nice oscillating spring to hold your camera. Whoever designed this gadget flunked physics.

@Ron, my technique consists of getting a tripod sturdy enough you do not have to touch it. Do you not get movement when pushing down? I'd expect problems with 400mm+ lenses as you're applying force and creating movement (?). I used to hang my bag on lighter tripods (if no wind), but actual pushing down sounds unstable to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 11:07 UTC
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Advent1sam: Yawn!
Everyone crying out for aps-c 2.8-4 zooms Zony, the lens you should have made Zony is a 16-80 2.8-4 and a matching 80-200 2.8-4 add a 200-500 5.6c wildlife later all only for aps-c e-mount only and update the 6500 with toggle af and a mini grip with an extra battery slot and faster e shutter options as per the A9 too and you will have the masses all over it. Finally add the 9-18 2.8-4 and the 1.4x tc for the above tele's, simples! Oh and btw, make all of them black finish!

I am not sure that amateurs all want APS-C, phones are catching up with the bottom part of the hobby. I somewhat expect aps-c to dissapear all together and have only 35mm plus phones as making less lines will be more economically viable. But that could be just my doom thinking :)

How would a 200-500 not be as large as the FF version though? My, admittedly limited, lens design understanding has the sensor size benefit being near irrelevant for tele lenses as at 5.6 the aperture steers the size, not the image circle (it would be able to cover ff or medium format at the same lens size).

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:33 UTC
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jojolapin: Give us 16-50 f2.8 instead!

It would be heavy and large, look at the alpha mount version. If you go this route, the sigma speed booster approach might be nice, but then make it 2.0 for nice DOF.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:13 UTC
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Advent1sam: Yawn!
Everyone crying out for aps-c 2.8-4 zooms Zony, the lens you should have made Zony is a 16-80 2.8-4 and a matching 80-200 2.8-4 add a 200-500 5.6c wildlife later all only for aps-c e-mount only and update the 6500 with toggle af and a mini grip with an extra battery slot and faster e shutter options as per the A9 too and you will have the masses all over it. Finally add the 9-18 2.8-4 and the 1.4x tc for the above tele's, simples! Oh and btw, make all of them black finish!

Really? I might agree on the 16-80 one, but who needs a 80-200 and 200-500 for APS? It would be roughly the same size as the full frame lens and you would have a harder time selling it in the future as it would be limitted to only aps-c users.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:07 UTC
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tinetz: Sony is desperately trying to be taken seriously by professional photographers. They produce great electronics, full of new features, trying to take the market by bringing more and more in an increasing pace. And still I can not overcome the impression that this are gadgets, not tools. Even the highest repetition of praise here will probably not change that. Would go for D850 or 645Z anytime, but this might be just me...

Hmmm, fast production cycles:
Nikon High res line:
7-feb-2012 D800 & D800E
26-Jun-2014 D810
(10-Feb-2015 D810A)
24-Aug-2017 D850

Sony High res line:
16-Oct-2013 A7R
10-Jun-2015 A7R2
25-Oct-2017 A7R3

Time to switch? Ok, I'm also being flippant and I'm hoping we get in more stable waters with camera's soon as well, although like with computers I tend to skip one or two releases so I don't mind that much, especially as the prices do not tend to drop much.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
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tinetz: Sony is desperately trying to be taken seriously by professional photographers. They produce great electronics, full of new features, trying to take the market by bringing more and more in an increasing pace. And still I can not overcome the impression that this are gadgets, not tools. Even the highest repetition of praise here will probably not change that. Would go for D850 or 645Z anytime, but this might be just me...

I think Sony would love Nikon to keep living the dream of Sony not being for professionals and happily keep going after their market share. Reality is their glass and camera's are up there with the best as are their sales. Still a lot of pro's have their vendor/lens lock-in, but if you look at your needs without prior commitment/investment for quite some pro's the Sony may be the better option, and for others a Nikon, Pentax or Canon . So perhaps not just you, but times are catching up and the competition better stay on the ball (great for us consumers and gearheads in any case)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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MyReality: "One of the best ...", so it is not the best. It is in a tie with some other ones. Which ones are they, maybe they are just as good, but less expensive?

A9, perhaps just as good (ok, better for some specialist fields) but a lot more expensive :)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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The Davinator: 4x5 view camera, 90mm lens, sheet of 4x5 Ilford Delta 100. Just saved $62,700.

Now lets make 100.000 photo's and do that calculation again, it really is a bargain right ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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Sirandar: Who would fly a drone anywhere near an airport?

There are really only 4 answers to this question:

1) Someone unaware of the airport's existence. Unlikely as planes are constantly landing and airports don't exactly keep their existence a secret.

2). Someone deliberately seeking notariety.

3) Someone being paid to do so for various possible reasons

4) Someone actively engaging in destructive intent....

What does any of this have to do with the average drone operator?

Personally I hate drones with a vengeance,. But it is an extremely slippery slope punishing and disempowering people because of what someone else might do....

I experienced this myself in Jasper National Park along the icefield Parkway..... You can't camp anywhere along the road partly because of bears and mostly because of what other people might do...

I think:

5) Some idiot who thought it was cool to film landing airplanes, not even realizing the tens/hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage being caused by delays, fuel consumption or the environmental damage.

I personally would welcome a ban for flying/buying a (larger) drone without a form of certification/examination. Couple that to massive fines.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 21:55 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (137 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: A7Riii : 2
D850 : 0

D850: resolution
D850: astro photography
D850: Battery life
D850: rear display resolution
D850: lower base iso
D850: longer self timer option
D850: Better self defense value

2:7?

Really it is whatever is more important for you, I'm going with the Sony myself, but that Nikon is an awesome camera too.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
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